Digital short runs


Digital short runs

Single prints and small runs are usually produced by digital print.
There are two main technologies here: direct to lens print on UV machines and direct to lens printing using HP Indigo machine.

Direct to lens method is used where the edition varies between over a dozen 
and hundreds of invitations, postcards or similar prints.

There is also home-made alternative: Inkjet print on photo paper method and lamination to lens comes in play with proof of concept or some artistic prints. The disadvantage is sensibility to mechanical damage and humidity.

Bear in mind that "proof of concept" doesn't show 100% final effect in litho printing. The effect and color are just approximate. In digital printing "proof of concept" is a 100% final effect.
— Pawel Tryzno, Lentimax CEO


difference between digital short runs and short runs:

  • Another printing technologies. Digital is implemented on digital machines, and short runs on litho IV offset.
  • Digital has a slightly worse quality - so if quality is a priority, use the UV offset method

please beware

  • Finishing with white ink at the back is never 100% opaque. It needs to be considered especially when back side printing in CMYK. White paper (200 gsm) lamination is advised then.
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digital printHanger
digital printInvitation
digital printPostcard

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